Jambalaya with a twist! (Or Cajun Chili) Ingredients:
2 loaves of french bread for skillet fried garlic bread 3 yellow Onions chopped fine 4-5 cloves garlic 4 Tbsp. butter or oleo 4-5 large lemons 8-10 Roma tomatos or one large can 1 Small can tomato paste 2 green bell peppers or equivalant amount of Anaheim green chilis chopped fine Several stalks of celery, chopped fine 3 to 4 cups of rice cooked 2 lbs. of Louisana style andoullie sausage or smoked sausage 2 lbs of cleaned shrimp 1 pound Smoked Ham and/or cooked chicken 1 pound of blue crab claw meat or 6-8 crabs cleaned and halved 2 cans of chicken stock Add water as needed to the mixture in the latter stages Seasoned Salt, Black Pepper, chili powder, celery seeds, Chop your andoullie or smoked sausage and the smoked ham into cubes.
Saute the onions, celery, garlic, and peppers in a large iron pot with the oleo until clarifying. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken stock. Here's where this Jambalaya takes a twist from the average recipe. Add half a handful or so of of chili powder; if you can't bear to just pour it out in your hand add two or three heaping tablespoons. You may want to add a little more later. Trust me! Simmer this over a medium flame for about 30 minutes while stirring often. Add your chopped sausage and ham and/or chicken to the pot and squeeze a couple of the lemons. Pour several tbsp. of the juice into the tomato mixture and stir and taste. Now you see why we added the lemons! Slice a couple of more of the lemons, deseed them, and add them (with peel) to the pot. Simmer this for about 30 minutes more then add your shrimp, and crab meat. Stir this often until the shrimp are done. Pour a couple of steaming ladles of this over your cooked rice, grab some slices of garlic bread and dig in! I made six gallons of this at a gathering a few months back, and everyone loved it!
I was Air Force, and stationed at Pleiku, Air Base. These two are the only poems I've written that I value. I do have about a quarter of a million words written in three fiction books. One is a western, another is a semi-biographical book about outlaw bikers, and the third is a sword and sorceror sort of thing.
A tale of a life at sea.
T'was fifty years ago or more, young lad stood on fog-shrouded shore, and shivered as ghostly sails slid past, draped limply from tall, phantom masts. Fearsome crewboat ran ashore, boney fingers 'round worn, water-logged oars. T'were Satan, himself, at the helm, beckoned me to board. Tis' many a hellish sight I've seen, from Spanish Main to England green, Old man now, worn and gray, I come ashore, ne'er again to stray. BikeWriter
Born deep in the forest, far from the prying eyes of mortal men, a small creature flits ceaselessly ‘round the perilous rack and fen. It searches for a bit of *Magicke* to keep it’s Age Olde Race intact, snooping in the Neverlands, Stealthy Fugitive from Truth and Fact! A raptor plummets from the sky, cruel talons spread….. Shrill Scream of Pain... THE ANCIENT TRIBE IS DEAD! Forest Giants tremble, they moan this sad refrain, “ We’ll never see their like again, dancing in the rain...” BikeWriter 1/29/2000
To the President of the Dalmatian Club of America: Dr. Charles Garvin. On your website you warn people that 12% of all Dalmatians are born deaf and should be euthanised and that: "Too many children have faced the plastic surgeon's knife after innocently touching a sleeping, deaf dog... a dog which in every other way was the most perfect pet imaginable. DEAF DOGS ARE POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS."
When questioned about this, Dr. Garvin, you defended the continued breeding and killing of one in eight Dalmatian puppys (thousands in a year) for the protection of children and the "betterment of the Dalmatian breed." We feel this practice is unethical, immoral, and illogical when the end result is only to perfect a companion dog. http://www.petitiononline.com/skip/petitio...
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